Wisdom tooth pain is something that most of us will have to deal with at some point in life. The degree to which people suffer from this pain differs from person to person.
While some people experience constant and excruciating tooth pain, others only suffer from discomfort and pain when they touch the area or chew food.
However, if you have never had the pain before, you may not know what it feels like or the symptoms involved.
With that in mind, in the following post, we are going to discuss some of the main causes of wisdom tooth pain. Along with the causes, we will also discuss the symptoms that are a sign that you do indeed have wisdom tooth issues and we will also highlight some of the best, natural ways to deal with it.
What Causes Wisdom Tooth Pain?
There are a wide variety of different reasons why your wisdom teeth may ache. It could be that your wisdom teeth have started to grow in crooked or they don’t fit comfortably in your mouth. Perhaps through an infection has developed around your teeth and is causing the pain.
Whatever the initial cause, the bottom line is that problems with your wisdom teeth can have detrimental effects on your oral health and overall health in general and it should be treated as soon as possible.
While it is sometimes possible for your wisdom teeth to become painful seemingly out of the blue, more often than not it develops very gradually and slowly and it may even be something you ignore at first. Then it becomes progressively severe.
As soon as you recognize that you have wisdom tooth pain, you should make an appointment with your dental practitioner.
What Are the Symptoms?
If you are not sure if you have wisdom tooth pain or another oral health issue, there are some common symptoms you need to be aware of, including:
This type of pain is felt behind your molars at the back of your mouth. Looking at your teeth in a mirror, you may spot your wisdom teeth starting to poke out of your gums. The gums surrounding your wisdom teeth are tender to touch, inflamed and deep red.
Unfortunately, there are often cases of wisdom teeth issues where there are no clear and visible symptoms. This is why you need to contact your local dentist if you experience any kind of oral pain.
How Can You Relieve Wisdom Tooth Pain Naturally?
Undoubtedly, the best thing to do when you suffer from tooth pain is to contact your dentist. In many cases, depending on how severe the pain is, the best course of action is to extract the problem tooth or teeth.
However, as we all lead busy lives, it is not always possible to get an appointment that quickly with your local dentist. What can be done while you wait for an appointment?
Fortunately, as we will show you, there are various natural ways to relieve the pain. Although these are, for the most part, temporary, they will help you to carry on with life until you can see a professional.
If you are suffering from swelling as a result of wisdom tooth pain, applying ice to the area could be helpful. You can either use ice in a plastic bag or buy a bag of ice. However, if you do not have any ice, you can always use a packet of frozen vegetables. As well as reducing the pain a little, the ice will also reduce the inflammation too.
2. Sliced Cucumber
As you will see from some of the suggestions below, there are some more pungent natural remedies for painful wisdom teeth. For something a bit nicer for the taste buds though, you could try slicing up a cucumber into small pieces. Rinse the cucumber slices and then place them in your fridge.
Then, whenever your wisdom tooth starts to feel sore, take a cucumber slice and place it against the affected area. The cool temperature of the cucumber will relieve the pain.
3. Raw Onion
Although cucumber and ice will probably make some kind of sense, we are going to talk about one remedy that probably makes very little sense. One that in actual fact is one of the most effective.
Onions are particularly good for relieving wisdom tooth pain because of the phytochemicals contained in them. These target the infection-causing germs and reduce their harmful effects.
However, the only catch with this remedy that might cause you to rethink those plans is that you do actually have to chew on raw onion. Not only that, the more pungent in flavor and scent an onion is, the better it will be as a remedy.
If you are not entirely put off by it though, when you start feeling pain in your wisdom tooth or teeth, cut off a piece of onion and chew on it using the side of your mouth that is affected.
The juice from the onion then will secrete and directly penetrate into your problematic tooth providing relief. If however, the pain is too excruciating to actually chew, you can just press the onion against the gum and tooth affected, to squeeze some onion juice out.